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Nov
27
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

LA-Auto-Show-LogoSubaru’s first plug-in hybrid will be making its public debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Crosstrek compact crossover that was redesigned last year, the Hybrid (Subaru doesn’t include “Plug-In” in the official name, but it does on the car’s badges) pairs a 2.0-liter flat-four engine with two electric motors. One of the motors is used to start the engine at stops and as a generator to recharge the lithium-ion battery, the other to help power the car and charge the battery under braking. As with the “regular” Crosstrek, the Hybrid comes standard with all-wheel drive, making it one of the few all-wheel-drive hybrids — and one of the least-expensive AWD plug-in hybrids — on the market.

Oct
15
Last AWD Sedans

2019 Nissan Altima

There’s a certain cachet to sedans with all-wheel drive. Though largely shunned by folks in states in which snow is not a real threat to commuting ease, AWD vehicles in general have caught on with the buying public, accounting for as much as 80 percent of the sales of certain crossover-SUV models in cities such as Chicago and New York.

Sep
25
2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester

Consumer Guide Automotive Even considering the phenomenal recent growth in the compact-crossover segment, Subaru’s Forester has been incredibly popular of late. And it’s poised to get even more so.

Sep
25
2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA in Crystal White Pearl

2015 Audi Q5

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 287

Fuel used: 14.5 gallons

Aug
31
2018 Subaru Ascent Touring

2019 Subaru Ascent Touring in Crystal Black Silica

2015 Audi Q52019 Subaru Ascent Touring

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 358

Fuel used: 19.0 gallons

Aug
03
Last V6 Midsize Sedans, 2018 Buick Regal GS

The GS is the only 2018 Buick Regal model offered with a V6 engine.

When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.

May
21
2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

Consumer Guide Automotive

Although small crossovers have been getting all the hype of late, the midsize segment has also seen its share of movement. Certainly notable in this regard is Subaru’s new Ascent, due to arrive in showrooms this summer.

Apr
04
2005 Saab 9-2X

2005 Saab 9-2X

Question: What is the automotive rough equivalent of McDonald’s selling raggmunk sprinkled with furikake? If you answered the Saab 9-2X, you know where I am going with this.

Mar
28
2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester

New York Auto ShowSubaru unveiled the all-new fifth generation of its popular compact SUV at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The 2019 Subaru Forester offers a bit more passenger and cargo room than its predecessor and gains an updated engine, several new technology features, and a new trim level.

Mar
16
1983 Ford Thunderbird

1983 Ford Thunderbird

I graduated from high school in 1983. The third year of President Ronald Reagan’s first term was pretty good to me—I spent the summer working full time at a service station, I starting taking classes at a local junior college, and I spent a considerable amount of time looking at, reading about, and talking about cars.

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